Duke Ellington – Sacred Concert at Holy Trinity, Privett on Saturday 15 June 2024

Fresh from the success of our latest concert in Lyminster, Froxfield Choir is now rehearsing for our annual summer concert in Privett. The March concert was our first away from home for some time. The summer concert is going to be another exciting departure from the norm, as we foray into the world of jazz, with Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert. Ellington called this ‘the most important thing I have ever done’. He said many times that he was not trying to compose a Mass. The critic Gary Giddins has characterised the work as Ellington bringing the Cotton Club revue to the church.

We will also be performing George Shearing’s beautiful settings of Shakespeare’s Songs and Sonnets and singing alongside the brilliant Brass Breakout Jazz Orchestra – have a look at their website here: https://janzawada.co.uk/brass-breakout-jazz-orchestra/

Tickets: £18 available from One Tree Books, Petersfield or Ticketsource